Posted on April 16, 2014 by Meg Weaver
Complete Senior is a new digital magazine for people 50+.
It strives to be everything for seniors from publishing vital information that impacts your health, your money, your family – including the latest news from Social Security and Medicare – but also articles about your favorite celebrities, unexpected travel destinations, food, drink, beauty, fashion, sports and, of course, the very best in entertainment.
Richard Pérez-Feria, @RPerezFeria, is editor-in-chief.
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Posted on April 10, 2014 by Meg Weaver
Ozy went live last September, amassed 4 million unique visitors and celebrates its six month anniversary with new funding from the German media conglomerate Axel Springer.
The website’s mission is to provide high-quality articles for what it calls the “Change Generation,” an educated, global group, which – unlike Generations X or Y – is not defined by age. To co-founder Carlos Watson it is a class of informed, worldly people who thrive on change.
The site aims to publish news before it has hit the mainstream media. “Ozy is the place where you get a little smarter, a little sooner…Ozy will try to inform people about businesses as they bubble up, emerging bands and rising political stars,” Watson said.
The name derives from Ozymandias, the 1818 poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley about the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses II. The poem is a warning against delusions of grandeur. “It’s all about thinking big but staying humble.”
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Posted on April 7, 2014 by Meg Weaver
“I’m convinced there’s a Rob Ford-type story in every city around the world,” A.J. Daulerio said about Ratter, the gossip website he is planning to launch sometime this summer.
The story of misbehaving Toronto mayor Rob Ford received only local attention until it hit the Internet and went viral. Daulerio, a former editor of Gawker and Defamer, hopes there are many more such stories for his new site. “My hope is that the editors in Ratter cities will be tenacious distractions to their respective power-elites and consistently entertaining to everyone else,” he said.
He is targeting the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York to start with. The investors include, among others, Gawker Media, which is contributing $500,000, and media investor Mark Cuban. Daulerio, @AJDaulerio, created his own company, RG Free, for the purpose of launching the site.
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Posted on April 3, 2014 by Meg Weaver
People magazine’s website, people.com, has a new vertical that is a “one-stop-shopping for [Country music’s] super fans.”
The section’s editors claim that Country music is no longer just a genre but a lifestyle and part of our larger pop culture universe. They aim to celebrate the best of the music, living and fun and plans are for exclusive content, video, first listens, and more from the biggest names.
There is also a digital magazine edition on tablets. The editor is Cynthia Sanz, email@example.com, and on Facebook click on https://www.facebook.com/peoplecountry
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Posted on April 1, 2014 by Meg Weaver
Washington Post Magazine has been redesigned with a modern look and larger format with space for more stories and new standing features.
The Sunday weekly ride-along with The Washington Post magazine features interesting stories about the life, people and places that define the region and about the history being made there. Now, they say they will bring readers more of them, showcasing photography, illustration and graphics about the area.
New features include the following:
Just Asking – Behind-the-scene interviews with notable Washingtonians
Apptitude – Reviews of new apps for your home, travel, or health and fitness
Plate Lab – Food editors Joe Yonan and Bonnie Benwick translate restaurant dishes into recipes to try at home
Crunched – Data-driven statistics about the region
Street Smarts – Spotlights the current places to be, shop or socialize on a block or neighborhood
The co-editors of the magazine are Joe Heim, firstname.lastname@example.org, @JoeHeim, who is also the Pop Culture Editor of the newspaper, and Lynn Medford, email@example.com, who is also the Post’s Style Editor also overseeing the Sunday Style & Arts section. The executive editor is Liz Seymour, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on March 26, 2014 by Meg Weaver
FW: Fashion Washington, the fashion magazine from Washington Post, has relaunched with a monthly schedule and a new format and expanded coverage of lifestyle topics like design and travel.
It “captures this stylish scene, from trend-setting diplomats to star-studded parties and store openings,” according to its website.
Previously, it was published quarterly and was a side project for WaPo’s regular fashion editors. It now has a new editorial team: Janet Kelly and Nancy McKeon, founders of mylittlebird.com. However, according to the website, editorial inquiries should go to email@example.com
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Posted on March 12, 2014 by Meg Weaver
Branché is a new print magazine from the editors of Marie Claire. The free 42-page “pop-up magazine” will be hand distributed in certain neighborhoods in New York City. The title is a French word that loosely translates to “clued-in.”
The publication focuses on New York style and culture and is a “fun, quick read” according to those who have seen it. It features “cool people like Chloe Sevigny, Jane Bishop and Johanna Stout dishing on their favorite places, brands and activities; also included are beauty tips, a roundup of Instagram’s best food porn, and guides to New York hot spots.
Currently, Branché does not have a website but is featured on marieclaire.com. The publisher is planning to do another issue of Branché in the fall. Alexandra Brez, firstname.lastname@example.org, is Marie Claire’s Managing Editor.
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